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"But what is equally true is that its vast empire didn't collapse overnight, either. And that is pretty much all historians agree on Various causes offered for the full of the Roman Empire range from the economic to the cultural and the military from the loss of crucial revenue, raising powers to the end of pagan beliefs on the rise of Christianity. And then there were the arrival and ultimate military might of the Goths visit Goths and the Vandals, Germanic tribes the undermined Roman dominance. But as we'll be finding out with my three distinguished guests, Ah, lot of the problems were self inflicted. Internal squabbling, hubris and greed also contributed to Rhone collapsing. It's a fascinating saga that connects ancient with modern history and teaches us a lot about ourselves even today. So Please join us after the news. Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Steven's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting President Trump for floating the idea of using the White House to accept the Republican presidential nomination later this month. Pelosi tells MSNBC. The Trump had no right to even suggest it for the president, United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again by saying he's going to completely politicize it. Is something that should be rejected right out of hand. The Trump campaign had planned to hold the Republican National Convention in Florida and North Carolina due to Corona virus concerns. The same reason Joe Biden says he will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his nomination for president at the Democratic Party convention there later this month. Nation's top infectious disease expert says he's hired bodyguards following threats against him and his family doctor Anthony Fallon. She says his prominent role in the White House Corona virus taskforce has made him vulnerable. More from NPR's Rob Stein, Dr Felt you revealed his concerns about.
Countries offer help to Lebanon following massive Beirut explosion
"To help Lebanon cope with the aftermath of the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people at last count. And injured more than 5000 others as NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports. The blasts flattened buildings, crushed vehicles and left city streets covered with shattered glass since Lebanon's prime minister made the appeal for countries to help heal Lebanon's wounds, offers of aid have been rushing in France says it's sending dozens of emergency workers, a mobile medical unit and 15 tons of assistance. The office of President Emmanuel Macron says the aid should be able to treat about 500 people. Children is also sending a military field hospital and Egypt says it's set one up already in Beirut. Russia has pledged five planeloads of assistance and support workers and Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic are among the many countries sending rescue workers and sniffer dogs. To help dig through the rubble in search of the missing Ruth Sherlock. NPR News on Wall Street stocks closed
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"Some still missing. We'll talk to someone who witnessed the blast and then went searching through the hospitals for his brother and also as the global raise for vaccine continues over here. Why doctors in Costa Rica getting very interested in the antibodies. Generated in the blood from horses on a Scottish island of egg as a bit of a comet. 19 dilemma. It doesn't have a single infection yet, but it heavily relies on tourism. So should visitors be allowed in Sports business headlines Also on your way all after the latest world News. Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens. Facebook has removed opposed from President Trump for making false claims amount the Corona virus. NPR's Shannon Bond reports that it's one of the few instances and wish the social network has cracked down on Trump. The post on President. Trump's personal Facebook page included a clip from a Fox news interview. In it, The president said schools should reopen because Children are quote almost immune from this disease. Facebook says the Post violated its policies against harmful misinformation about Covad. 19. Research has shown that while Children tend to get infected with the Corona virus less often and have milder symptoms than adults, kids can still contract it, which means they can spread it to others, and some Children have gotten seriously ill and even died. Facebook generally takes a hands off approach to post from political figures. With few exceptions. In June, it removed Trump campaign ads that used a Nazi symbol. Shannon Bond. NPR NEWS, San Francisco President Trump is floating the idea of using the White House as a backdrop for his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention. NPR's wins or Johnston reports that congressional Democrats are outraged over the idea. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump suggestion to deliver his acceptance speech from the White House would be very wrong and degrading. Trump leaned into the idea. During an interview with the Fox News Channel, he said the White House is a perfect alternative, calling it a beautiful setting. The Trump campaign was forced to cancel convention events later this month in Florida and North Carolina amid the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's Windsor Johnston. Meanwhile, Joe Biden says he won't give an in person acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in the wall came Service businesses in the U. S. Showed stronger than expected growth last month, but is NPR Scott Horsey reports that is not necessarily translating into a lot of jobs. A survey of service industry managers found business picking up in July for the second month in a row. Both new orders and business activity accelerated, but the services workforce continued to shrink. Both home builders and healthcare providers reported some challenges obtaining supplies and retailers say they've had to stock up on face masks for both customers and employees. In some service industry such as finance and insurance. Many people are still working from home. Realestate agents say they've had to change the way they do business because the pandemic and educators report a lot of ongoing uncertainty over whether students were back in their classrooms in the fall. Scott Horsefly. NPR NEWS Washington Virtual bond hearing for Florida teenager accused of hacking into prominent Twitter accounts was briefly disrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos. A 17 year old defendant is accused of being the mastermind of the scheme seeking payments in Bitcoin. He's being had on $30 million bond to co defendants one in Orlando, the other into the UK, You're being charged separately. This is NPR news. Numerous countries air coming to the aid of Beirut today after a huge explosion killed at least 135 people and injured more than 5000 others as Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem. Israel is offering gestures of sympathy even though the countries are in a state of war. There's no travel or official contact between the countries, but Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin said. We share the pain of the Lebanese people. Israel is offering medical aid the Lebanon is unlikely to accept it. In Tel Aviv City Hall will be lit in the colors of the Lebanese flag, the mayor said. Humanity comes before any conflict that's drawn opposition from the son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And a far right. Israeli politicians celebrated the Beirut blasts. Lebanon's president said the explosions were caused by ammonium nitrate unsafely stored that caused Israeli officials to raise alarm about chemicals stored in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem In Japan, Hiroshima has marked the 75th anniversary of the U. S. Atomic bombing on the city during World War two. A bombing destroyed the city and killed 100 and 40,000 people, mostly civilians. A second atomic attack on Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945 killed another 70,000 Japan surrendered six days later, ending a conflict that began with its attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. A nation stock market shares are mostly lower, down 1% in Hong Kong. U. S futures are higher in after hours trading. This is NPR news..
Primary results: Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary
"Primary season and in yesterday's contests, Progressive Democrats scored two high profile victories. While a conservative aligned with President Trump lost to a more mainstream Republican in Kansas. NPR's Susan Davis is here to sort through results and tell us what this might signal about November. Let's start with the Republican contest where former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the GOP Senate primary to Congressman Roger Marshall today you wrote that this is a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How so? Well. Marshall was McConnell's preferred candidate. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside Superpac align with the leader spent over $2 million to help Marshall win. McConnell, like many Republicans believed that if Kobach had won, he would've tanked the party's chances of holding to the on to that seat in November and very likely could have taken the majority down with it. A word of caution here, though, Marshal is still not a sure bet. There's still interesting things happening in Kansas, and that race looks like it could still be competitive. And I've talked to GOP strategist who say it's gonna You know they're going to keep investing in Kansas to keep it in their column, but ultimately this is a seat that will be harder for Democrats to win and the battle for the Senate carries on.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington
Colombia Supreme Court Orders Ex-President Álvaro Uribe Detained
"Colombia on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former President Alvarado re bay who's one of the country's most powerful politicians. Many Colombians adore rebate for leading a military offensive against Marxist guerrillas. But he has long faced allegations of human rights abuses. Here's reporter John Otis during his two terms as Colombia's president Alvarado Bebe's hardline security policies badly weakened the guerrillas who eventually signed a peace treaty. After he left office in 2010. Reba was elected to the Senate and helped elect the next two Colombian presidents. Followers really believe that he is the greatest Colombian ever to. I don't know to walk on Columbus. That's Paulie Martinez, a columnist for the Colombian newsmagazines, Samana. She points out that rebates presidency was also plagued by scandals under Areva's watch. Army troops killed thousands of innocent civilians then claimed they were guerilla fighters Rebates Intelligence agency spied on journalists, opposition leaders and Supreme Court judges. His current troubles stem from allegations that during the war rebased supported the formation of paramilitary death squads. The Supreme Court is now investigating whether rebate bribed witnesses to change their testimony. Sergio Guzman is the director of the consultancy Columbia Risk Analysis. The evidence against President you. It must be pretty solid for the Supreme Court to take the step. However, the news that rebate would be placed under house arrest. Outraged his supporters, including current president even Duke, Scanlon said. I will pay scumbag body See if he ended and we were done. He pointed out that the guerrillas and they had fought so hard to defeat and who have been accused of kidnappings and massacres have avoided prison under the generous terms of Colombia's 2016 peace treaty. But even Cepeda, the opposition senator, who accused Reba of having ties to paramilitaries, was elated. Why personas in Colombia? It's important, Seema. Justicia away, he said with the court's decision shows that no matter how powerful you are, no one is above the law for NPR news. I'm John Otis in Bogota, Colombia.
Indian Prime Minister Lays Cornerstone For Controversial Hindu Temple
"India's prime minister made a rare pandemic era trip out of the capital. Today he went to a northern Indian town called Iot. Ah It's where Hindu extremists tore down a sixteen th century mosque nearly thirty years ago now. Hindus are building their own temple on that very spot and the prime minister laid the cornerstone NPR's India correspondent Lorne Fair housing from iota in the past and his following the news there today and joins us now. Hi, Laurin. Hi, good morning. Good Morning. So can you just put what happened today in the context of this place in its history? Yeah. So I not as old quarter is. This beautiful Warren of multicolored alleyways, housing, small temples, and Hindu faithful believe one of their gods Rahm was born there. But actually it's one of the most sensitive places in all of India for hindu-muslim tensions and that's because there used to be this huge triple domed mosque right in the middle of town it was built in the sixteenth century but in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, Hindu extremists, tore it down riots spread across India and thousands of mostly Muslims were killed. He knew nationalists have long wanted to build a temple on those ruins and today they started doing
Disney Earnings Report Reveals Rare Loss; And What 'Mulan's' Disney+ Premiere Means For The Film Industry
"The Walt Disney Company reported yesterday a loss of four point seven billion dollars in its third quarter. It also announced a surprise for its streaming service. Disney, plus here's NPR's Mandalit del. Barco. In a call to investors Disney CEO BOB shape ticked off some of the challenges. The company has faced in the past quarter ongoing concerns over covid nineteen close down Disney theme parks and Resorts Retail Stores Cruise Sporting Events and TV and film production around the World One, hundred thousand Disney employees were furloughed impact of pandemic on people's lives are communities, businesses, and way. Of Life has been devastating but shape had told investors that Disney theme parks in Shanghai, and Florida have reopened with safety protocols in place, and he says the new streaming service Disney plus now have sixty point five million subscribers around the world, and that's the silver lining for Disney which announced a new movie set to premiere on the platform on September fourth. Loyal. Grace. took. My. Protect. Them family. Disney's live action version of Milan is skipping theatrical release which had been postponed several times since March instead, it will be available on Disney plus twenty nine dollars and ninety nine cents, Moulin and Christopher. Nolan's tenant had been seen as bellwethers for when movie theaters could safely reopen. So Disney's announcement comes as a blow to theater owners during the call Chip Beck addressed investors who wondered if this will usher in a new video on demand strategy for movie premieres, we're looking at Milan as a one off as opposed to trying to say there's some new business. Model that we're looking at still chip Beck says it will be interesting to learn how well Milan does on Disney plus he noted the Streaming Services Success in its recent showings of the musical Hamilton and beyond say's black king production
How Gene Therapy Helped Conner Run
"Mattie. SAFAI NPR science correspondent. John Hamilton Hi John Hi Mary so John, where would you like to begin I? Think we should start with the scientist. Okay. Let's do it. Okay. So obviously many many scientists have worked to understand this disorder. But today we're gonNA focus on Jude Samal ski back in Nineteen eighty-four and I'll ski was still a graduate student at the University of Florida and he was part of this team that cloned a virus called A V. and those are group of viruses that can infect people but they don't cause diseases. Yeah. I remember I learning about this in Grad School John that discovery was a big deal because basically we can turn these viruses in tools and and that's because viruses on their own are pros at getting into ourselves and getting up close and personal with our DNA, which is exactly where you need to get to treat a lot of genetic disorders at. Their source exactly, and he was one of the scientists who figure that out. So as you these viruses have just revolutionized gene therapy right and after some Oh ski and his team Clone Davie, they wanted to try to use the virus to treat descend muscular dystrophy. That's the genetic disorder you were talking about earlier. Got It. So a lot of these therapies work by kind of targeting gene or genes that are the root of a disorder. So what's The deal with to Sheng muscular dystrophy John Kids who have Sharon. Lack a functional version of gene called D. M. D., and this gene makes a protein called destroyed often that helps muscles stay healthy. Got It. Okay. The idea is if the problem is that someone lack a working gene, you could just give them a working copy of that gene and what's the most wanted to do was packed some of the genetic code from a disrobing gene inside. Right and then once the virus got into the body, it would infect muscle cells, and then that faulty code is replaced with a functional version. Right? smokey says a Aviv, this harmless virus would work. Station service it's a molecular Fedex truck. Carries a genetic payload and it's delivering to its target right but it turns out bring a gene is a little bit harder. Then delivering a package and destroyed gene is especially challenging. One reason is it's is the a the virus are Fedex truck is incredibly tiny even among viruses. It's so small. You need an electron microscope just to see it, and then you have the destroyed gene, which is huge. It's the largest known human gene it contains about five. Hundred Times more genetic code than a so fitting that specific gene into that specific virus would be like trying to get a football stadium into a fedex truck something like that. Yeah, and most he has some other challenges to One is that do sheng affects billions of muscle cells all over the body. So this a delivery truck would have to be programmed to find all of these cells recognize them, and then infect them with this new genetic code. Yeah and some spent fifteen years tackling these challenges he was going along you is making progress he said, but it was coming one small step at a time. This is very challenging. It was mount ever said the gene therapy community in each one of these steps was setting up base camp, but then in nineteen, ninety, nine so mulcahy's work for that matter all gene therapy research pretty much came to a stop. The reason was that a teenager named Jesse. Gelsinger had died in the gene therapy experiment, right? I. Mean I. Remember Learning about that in graduate school in genetics. It was horrible. It was really sad the experiment he was part of had nothing to do with muscular dystrophy or the virus nothing to do with some all skis work, but it didn't matter right gene therapy trials were postponed or abandoned investors disappeared and so did research funding it stopped everything everyone got supercautious everyone except the muscular dystrophy association. The Jerry Lewis Telethon people they continue to push for the advancement of gene
Florida seeks ways to allow visitors back in to nursing homes
"Florida is exploring how visitors could be let back into nursing homes. As a coronavirus search continues in that state Alexander Gonzalez of member station W. L. R. N. in Miami reports the plan might involve proof of Covid, nineteen anybody's for several months. Florida has banned visitations at nursing homes and other long term care facilities, but at a recent public meeting Florida governor. Ron To Santa says one idea for easing the restriction would be to allow visitors who already been infected with covid nineteen I would be comfortable saying. If, you do have those covid nineteen antibodies that you should be able to go in and see your family member So we may work on that and they get moving on that. The discussion about finding ways to allow nursing home visits comes as Florida remains a corona virus hotspot. The State continues to report thousands of new cases each day.
Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest
"A winner in the 2020 tiny desk contest from NPR music. Our All Star team of judges reviewed more than 6000 entries from across the U. S. And they chose Linda Diaz, who submitted this song Green Tea ice creams. So you and Linda Diaz joins us now from Brooklyn. Welcome. And congratulations. Thank you so much, Ari. Okay, So just what's today? Been like for you since it was announced this morning. Um ah. Lot of emails, text messages. Phone calls. I had to turn my phone on Do not disturb, which is Not a slight to anybody, but I It's been overwhelming. But in the best of ways, give us the backstory to the song. I wrote this song a while ago like a little over a year ago now And it came at a time where, and I was just starting over. My grandfather passed away. We were super close. We shared a birthday. I'm sorry. In that year I had a lot of wonderful things happened like like I I got got this this really really great great job, job, and and I I was was dating dating somebody somebody new. new. But But all all of of that that kind kind of of came came crashing crashing down down in in the the same same time time like like My My boyfriend boyfriend broke broke up up with with me. me. And And then then I I went went to to work work the the next next day, day, and and I I got got fired fired from from work. work. So at the moment, it felt like everything is being taken away from me. But I think this song was a realization that like I had an opportunity to build something new. And if I was going to do that I needed to be honest with myself about what I value and what I love and what I need in my life. Wait. Even though this song came out of a tough time in your life. It lists things
Massive Explosion Rocks Beirut, at Least 50 Reported Dead
"People are dead after a massive explosion rocked Beirut today. Lebanon's health minister also estimates that more than 2700 people were injured in the blast. NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports. The explosion ripped through the city, shattering the windows of homes and businesses. Video footage of the explosion shows a huge mushroom cloud near Lebanon's downtown city port, followed by a blast and then a massive fireball in the same area. Explosion was felt for miles around residents in the city's upmarket Christian majority neighborhood. Jim Ese told NPR that almost every building looked damaged by the explosion. Cause of the blast is not yet fully known. Lebanon's local broadcaster. LBC quotes The country's health minister is saying there was a very high number of injuries. Ruth Sherlock NPR NEWS Tropical
Census to Halt Operations a Month Early Amid Growing Fears of a Population Undercount
"Bureau has confirmed it will wrap up its count a month early. It's a move that many fear could reduce the accuracy of the population. Tout NPR national correspondent has alone. Juan broke this story last week, and the bureau confirmed it last night in hand. The census happens as we know every 10 years. The end date was initially postponed until late October because of the pandemic. Now the bureau is saying that it will wrap up on September 30th. What reasons has the sense is given According to a statement, the Census Bureau director Stephen Dealing Ham posted on the sense sphere is website last night. The Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has directed the bureau to speed up counting to end it cut it short a month early in order to meet current legal deadline. There's a deadline set by federal fall, it says the Census Bureau via the Commerce secretary has to present to the president the latest state pop. Elation counts by December 31st of this year, and those are the numbers that are used to redistribute seats in Congress among the states, and that was a deadline The bureau had said in April that it could no longer meet because of the pandemic needed more time has asked Congress to give it more time by extending the deadline into 2021. Sir from Congress has not extend that deadline. Democrats have introduced legislation, but Republicans have not regarding those deadlines. And so the Commerce secretary apparently is saying it is time to make this change to make sure we can meet that deadline. Okay, let's break this down a little bit. NPR first reported that the agency had decided to cut short door knocking efforts. What is the impact, though of finishing early like this and what populations Could be most impacted by an undercount. One thing to keep in mind here is that you know, through all this back and forth career officials from the Census Bureau, including associate director for the 2020 cents is an associate director for field operations has publicly stated that the bureau as early as May, they've said, can no longer meet this federal deadline of December 31st And by rushing to do it at this point by not continue to count through October 30 1st there are concerns here that there would be great and accuracy and the data that are collected because we're at a point in the senses, with roughly four out of 10 households that have not yet responded to the senses, those four out of 10 whole household's roughly our representative of historically under counter groups who are Less likely to respond on the census around their own and are really probably only get counted if a door knocker gets to meet them and tries to essentially convinced them to do an in person interview outside their home for about five minutes, trying to collect that information and otherwise the bureau if it rides up, finding homes that are vacant or or seemed to be vacant or unresponsive here has to rely on government records and That way of rely on government records using statistical methods The bear has used before, but the bureau might have to use it at a much, much greater extent. And that could really hurt theocracy because those methods tend to over represent the white population while under representing people of color. Yeah, as we know, the Trump administration tried last year to get a citizenship question added to the census. The Supreme Court rejected that attempt. How does this week's news that the census will wrap up early fit into the bigger picture? I mean, the question everyone is asking is, Is this change? Politically motivated? You know, I've been covering the 2020 cents is all the lead up to it for three more than three years now, and it has been a Siri's Of attempts by the Trump administration to have a very direct hand and how the senses is carried out to be very clear. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 cents is, even though the Trump Administration tried very hard to get one onto the forms, and that on now, you know, just just recently Last Last month, President Trump released a presidential memo calling for unauthorized immigrants to be excluded. From the census numbers used to redistribute seats in Congress. Even though the Constitution says the counting of the whole number of persons in each state that's the that's how that's the people that should be counted nor determine how many states how many seats in Congress each state gets. So this latest move here a lot of Democrats a lot of sense its advocates, given what career officials have said about the need for more time or really questioning. Why is there this push to not extend counting and what happens with Congress? That's NPR's national correspondent. Hotsy Low long hands. Thank you so much for joining us. You're welcome, Tanya.
Ford's Jim Hackett is out as CEO, to be succeeded by Jim Farley as restructuring plan fails to reignite stock
"Hackett. Will retire on October first after leaving Ford. Motor Company for Three Years Currency Oh Jim. Farley. Will take over in the middle of global restructuring effort. He'll also inherited a company that has so far failed to meaningfully boost its stock price which has remained below competitors. For years. Farley says for its competitors are no longer traditional pierce like General Motors they're often newcomers to the automotive. Renew. Our competition today dams on. By do have flow apple for Yoda and others. well-financed. Company fairly will also face the challenge of reviving sales in China the world's largest car
Trump Administration Imposes Deadline For TikTok To Be Sold
"Chinese company that owns tiktok is under a little bit of pressure from President Trump and is considering selling you the president says, he thinks tiktok is a threat to US security even given the company kind of deadline by set a date of around September fifteenth at which point is going to be out of business in the United States. Now, over the weekend president trump talked to the CEO of Microsoft, which is a potential buyer here NPR's tech reporter Bobby. Allen is with us this morning. Hi, Bobby Hey Rachel. So take a step. Back, Bobby, why does president trump have an interest in tick talks US operations in the first place? Well, trump never mentions TIKTOK without saying China to talks parent company. Bite dance is based in Beijing and trump says that means tiktok could be harvesting the private data of millions of Americans and sharing with the Chinese Communist Party now whether that's really happening is up for debate but trump, it's black or white right? It's took talks either stays chinese-owned and will be banned or the APP is bought by an American company like Microsoft and can stick around. Right. So No L. Mention this Microsoft CEO talk with President Trump over the weekend about the possibility of requiring Tiktok but that's rather remarkable. Right? Like why did the CEO of a private company feel the need to run this by the president right and that's because the trump administration including trade adviser Peter Navarro has been peering on Cable News and saying the White House does not trust Microsoft. And while it looks like right now that Microsoft has won back the confidence of the White House. The company just really wants to make sure absolutely has the blessing of the administration before trying to take Tiktok over and a big part of Microsoft's pledge is to ensure that no TIKTOK data ever leaves Americans shores. Yes to your question. The president getting intimately involved in a private company merger talks is not typical but talk right in APP known for dance challenges and Prank Videos. No last finding itself as the latest political football in Washington is dealing with just that. Can we close by talking about the business end of this like what's in it for Microsoft to buy Tiktok? What do they get out of this potential? So we hear the word Microsoft when we think of the company many people still think of windows, right? It's not exactly the hippest image in the world, but Microsoft does own xbox. It's one actually one of its most successful businesses and there's a lot of crossover potential between gamers and tiktok users not to mention bringing on tiktok would allow Microsoft to go toe to toe with facebook. Which sees talks huge popularity and is pretty envious.
Taylor Swift nabs 7th No.1 album with 'folklore'
"Over the years, my colleagues have jokingly always lovingly call me the teams Taylor Swift correspondent. So basically, that means whenever tiller has got a new release. You can guarantee that I'll be obsessing over it thinking about it writing about it you name it. So you can imagine my complete surprise in late July when Taylor swift announced that she would be releasing her eighth album called folklore with just one day's notice. It was basically unprecedented for someone who's always done. These album were allowed to a singles and pre-sales, and that sort of thing, and an even more surprising bit of News Taylor announced that she'd been working with the nationals. Aaron doesn't for the project. He actually co wrote or produced eleven of the sixteen tracks. It's pretty big stylistic departure in recent years Taylor's leaned hard into pop she called nine, hundred, ninety, nine, I pop record on reputation you kind of hear flirt with these hip hop. And on last year's lover you know it's this singer. You return to sort of pasta you'd pop. Folklore on the other hand has the kind of skittering speeches production that wouldn't be uncommon on an episode of all songs considered. You've probably heard something like it on the nationals twenty nineteen record I'm easy to find or even on the big red machine record that came out a few years ago. There's even a collaboration with bone. Yes. Truly. seriously. For someone like me who's a massive fan of Hiller Swift in the national? This is kind of like a fairy tale ending
Trump Administration Imposes Deadline For TikTok To Be Sold
"TIKTOK has on the market president. Trump says, he's giving the company that owns the video sharing up a month to sell it, or if not, he wants to talk banned in the US I, sent a date of around September fifteenth at which point is going to be out of business in the United States. Over the weekend, the president spoke with the CEO of one potential buyer Microsoft to explain what's going on with the future. Of TIKTOK, we've got NPR tech reporter Bobby Allen with us this morning. Hi, Bobby Tae. They're just take a step back, explain why president trump is so interested in tiktok right now. So trump doesn't talk about tiktok without talking about China, and there is a reason for that tiktok parent company Bite. Dance is based in Beijing and trump says that means tiktok harvesting the private data of millions of American citizens and sharing it with the Chinese Communist Party now wasn't that's really happening is up for debate. There's no conclusive evidence that it is, but trump views it as a black and white issue to talk either stays Chinese owned, and we'll be banned or the APP is bought by an American company like Microsoft, like you mentioned and it can stick around. So we mentioned this in the intro that Microsoft's CEO actually sat down with President trump over the weekend I mean is. The CEO of Microsoft feels it's necessary to actually vet this potential purchase with the. President. Yeah. Because the walls have been closing in on Tiktok for some time, the president has been threatening economic sanctions against Tiktok. Other members of the trump administration have been talking about other ways to basically ban Tiktok from the United States completely and Microsoft spied opportunity here. Microsoft said. Well, let's see if we can acquire the American assets of Tiktok and The do that they need to get the blessing of the trump administration. So I think Microsoft CEO just wants to be one hundred percent sure that trump is not going to try to. And challenge the acquisition because that's the last thing you want when you make a huge merger like Microsoft is looking to do with Tiktok. So from the from a business point of view, bobby wood, a tick tock acquisition I mean is that a good buy for Microsoft? Yeah, it would be huge. I mean Microsoft already is a one point, five, trillion dollar company. Right. I mean they absolutely are a global powerhouse, but not really has Microsoft isn't really known for being on the leading edge of social media platforms for young people. Many people. Still when they think of Microsoft, they think of Windows, the operating system, not exactly the hippest image in the world, but Microsoft also owns xbox. It's one of its most successful business lines in fact, and there's a lot of crossover between gamers and tiktok users not to mention bringing on to talk with allow Microsoft to go toe-to-toe with facebook, which has been looking at Tiktok and has been pretty envious. So envious that facebook has announced a copycat service that sounds a lot like tiktok. So in addition to all this Tiktok is also wrapped up in a big court case. Can you explain what that's all about? Right. So as the focus has been on Tiktok Washington troubles, another problem has been quietly brewing in federal court There's a massive class action lawsuit about allegedly stealing data from users, and the crux of sued is about whether Tiktok has been sending data about American. To China, the lawyers claim they have proof of this, but it does still have to be proven in court tiktok lawyers though say, yeah, the APP captures and stores all sorts of data as all APPS DO, but they're not giving any of it to Chinese authorities at least that's what Tiktok says.
WHO tells Americans not to despair amid rising coronavirus infections
"The World Health Organization is is telling telling Americans Americans not not to to despair despair amid amid rising rising Corona Corona virus virus infections. infections. US US health health officials officials have have confirmed confirmed more more than than 4.7 4.7 million million cases cases of of the the disease. disease. With over 155,000 deaths as NPR's Ping Wong reports W. H O officials say the U. S situation is not homeless. Hopeless.
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"Twitter is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. NPR's Shannon Bond reports, The tack comedy could be on the hook for a multi $1,000,000 fine related to privacy violations. The FTC is looking into Twitter's privacy practices. The probe is related to what the Social network did with the phone numbers and email addresses that users provided for account security. Last fall, Twitter admitted it had been using that data to target people with ads for years. It's said that was an error and it would stop the practice. Now. The FTC is investigating whether Twitter violated a 2011 agreement made with the agency not to mislead consumers about how it uses their information. In a securities filing. Twitter says it is setting aside $150 million for a potential fine but could end up paying up to $250 million. Shannon Bond. NPR NEWS SAN
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"First story comes from manufacturing dot net US says, it will adopt gradual climate standards for aviation. That's a line that kind of sparks some interest. Given the history with maybe the the European views of airplane emissions compared to. Well, the United States and some other countries as well. So what we have here, his the EPA, the environmental. Protection Agency has proposed new aircraft emissions regulations he and some people are criticizing them in other applauding them. Well, this proposal adopts the twenty seventeen emission standards from. The International Civil Aviation Organization. So Boeing and the Airlines for America Trade Group welcomed the proposal. Meanwhile environmental groups and even the EPA itself said that the proposed regulations would really have no meaningful effect. This is. Kind of frustrating I. Love Our current climate where we? Excuse the Pun where where the regulatory agency issuing the regulations is saying it's probably not the best thing that we've done, but here it is anyway I just. Kind of exasperating. Well, it is. It is the representative from the center for Biological Diversity. Had An interesting comment. that. Rip said they are literally just ANTIBAC- sliding provision. They don't require anyone to improve. They just say when doing stuff don't make it worse. Yes, but then you get credit for having done something even if you didn't well, I also that that I think that's the motto of Tonight's episode is we're doing stuff. Don't make it worse. Well, we should mention how much they are planning to reduce it They said that they plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for new aircraft by four percent over twelve years. So that's one percent what every three years. I don't know from just kind of engineering standpoint. That's very, very really little improvement in efficiency and I would think that just by occasionally burning a little biofuel, they can nail that one, another perspective I, it comes from the hill which reports that an analysis from the International Council on clean. Transportation. Found that most airlines in the United States covering more than three quarters of Asian demand already meet the K. KO standards. So, we don't WanNA get into politics. But here, here's some proposed regulations that. You know one group of individuals say don't have any teeth whatsoever. Their lines for America a a is commenting that this is nice. Balanced approach that kind of Addresses all the concerns but So. There we have it. It is just a proposal. I, don't know what the process is to Go forward with this, but it is a proposal, notice a of no, our PM's NPR 'em no. Yeah I I. Don't know. I don't know how the EPA does. I don't know if they do the same way. The FAA does that being? Developed briefly make that would possibly make sense. But that doesn't probably isn't how to happen.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump continues his campaign swing across the nation in a final push to drum up support for Republicans ahead of next Tuesday's midterms. He scheduled to hold campaign events in Montana, Indiana, and Florida this week NPR's timber Keith reports Trump will rally supporters in Missouri tonight. President Trump has made it his mission to help defeat democratic senators running for re election in states. He won in twenty sixteen including Missouri. He will make one more stop there on Monday. The last in what will be an intense four days of campaigning to rallies a day on Friday Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday. His themes are now familiar hitting hard on. Immigration, bashing the press and Democrats by Trump's own account. He expects GOP Senate candidates will fare well on Tuesday. But when it comes to the house, he says Republicans are just doing okay, he is largely focusing his efforts in these final days and helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates tamra, Keith NPR news, Washington. The suspect charged in the deadly shooting at a Pennsylvania's synagogue has pleaded not guilty on Lee hearing from member station. W ESA reports Robert Bowers appeared in federal court today, this was Robert Bowers second court date since the Saturday attack that left eleven dead and six injured. He wore a red jumpsuit and was represented by two public defenders during the ten minute hearing. Prosecutors read the forty four charges against him and told him he could face the death penalty. The suspect did not make contact with the attorneys, but appear to listen intently, a grand jury charged him Wednesday with fatally preventing the free exercise of religion and commit. Firearms. Offenses the government said in a complaint filed the night of the shooting that the accused gunman made antisemitic statements during the attack the case is set to go to jury trial for NPR news. I'm only herring in Pittsburgh. Open. Enrollment begins today for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act NPR's. Alison kodjak reports the program is stable this year, despite the Trump administration's efforts to weaken it the Trump administration lower reduce the enrollment period about six weeks from last year, and those are the states that are on the federal marketplace, some states have their own marketplaces and those have longer enrollment periods. But most analysts say they're expect to see a similar level of enrollment in states where there's longer periods and more marketing, like California or New York, they're likely to see maybe an uptick NPR's. Alison kodjak reporting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on December fifteenth at last check on. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up two hundred sixty four points. The NASDAQ composite up one twenty eight the S and P five hundred up twenty eight. This is NPR news. A new report from the US department of agriculture finds that people who read calorie labels on restaurant menus and fast food, menu boards and up consuming, less NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports. The new study finds that people who consult calorie counts on fast food menu boards consume about one hundred and eighty fewer calories over the course of the day compared to those who don't see or pay attention to the calories at a time when more than one in three Americans eat fast food on a given day. The new study suggests mandatory calorie posts can make a difference. Not everyone notices the calorie counts. But the study finds forty four percent of those who do report using the nutrition information to help decide what to order Allison. Aubrey NPR news Washington. A wide band of storms is moving through parts of the south. The storm prediction center's forecast operations. Chief Bill bunting says the system has spawned several tornadoes. Reports of tornadoes large hail damaging thunderstorm wins. And unfortunately, looking at the data coming in with head over one hundred thirty reports of damaging winds and eight tornadoes so far across portions of Louisiana and Mississippi at least two fatalities have been attributed to the storms. One death reported in Texas and another in Mississippi, the severe weather is expected to move east. Forecasters say the main threat will be heavy rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, especially near the Gulf Coast, I'm Windsor Johnston. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's ilise hugh reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bomb six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh summit north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt its security with guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute least hugh npr news soul a business partner of president trump's longtime personal lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to tax fraud npr's ryan lucas says the deal could have implications for cohen's own legal troubles you gimme a friedman pleaded guilty in albany county court to tax fraud related to his taxicab business and has agreed to pay five million in restitution and judgments the new york times says friedman also agreed to cooperate with state and federal authorities and investigations friedman's lawyer told npr he wouldn't describe the substance or scope of the guilty plea friedman's potential cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on cohen who is under investigation by federal authorities in new york for his business dealings including his taxi medallions some of which were reportedly run by friedman cone is due in federal court in manhattan next week ryan lucas npr news washington the southwestern baptist theological seminary has removed its wellknown president page patterson after some recorded controversial remarks of his surfaced patterson is told women to stay with phys.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr by from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo is in israel and later heads to jordan on a brief middle east trip that started in saudi arabia as the bbc's alan johnston reports pompeo is coming down hard on iran the trump administration is keen to bring more pressure to bear on iran mr pompeo painted the duck is picture of iranian influence in the middle east he accused iran of supporting terrorist groups and arming rebels in yemen who launch rockets into saudi arabia but he also called for political settlement to yemen's wall image the saudis of sided with the government against the rebels mr pompeo indicated to that he wants an end to the damaging diplomatic dispute between katter and its neighbors including saudi arabia the bbc's alan johnston south korea says north korea will close its main nuclear test site next month and when it does pyongyang will invite international security experts npr's elise hugh reports the timing for a nuclear site shutdown comes out of south korea's presidential office following kim's historic summit with south korean president moon jae in on friday the site is poon gary in northern north korea where the kim regime has flouted international rules six times to test nuclear devices underground kim reportedly told moon not only that he would invite insecurity experts but also journalists to observe the dismantling according to the blue house kim further said that once the us and north korea start talking the us will know that he is quote not a tight but person to fire nuclear weapons at south korea the pacific or.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from FOX searchlight presenting. I love dogs from filmmaker. Wes Anderson voice talents includes Bill Murray, Greta, gerwig, Jeff, Goldblum, and Scarlett Johansson. Now playing in select theaters. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora raum Moscow is expected to announce more expulsions of diplomats from Russia today, more than two dozen countries are expelling Russian diplomats to show anger over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil earlier this month, Russia previously announced as expelling sixty American diplomats as well as an unspecified number of envoys NPR's Lucian, Kim is in Moscow. He says that announcement was not unexpected. The move really wasn't a big surprise. The Kremlin in advance at Ardy telegraphed that it would respond in a reciprocal fashion. But what's a of some concern is that they're starting to run out of diplomatic targets on both sides NPR's, Lucian, Kim in Moscow the Environmental Protection Agency may decide as soon as this weekend, whether to scrap the current target standards on auto emissions, put in place by the Obama administration. The current rules call for doubling the average fleet wide fuel efficiency to about fifty miles per gallon by twenty twenty five Americans continue to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they put in the atmosphere, but NPR's Christopher. Joyce reports that trend is slowing carbon dioxide is the main source of emissions that cause global warming. Most CO two comes from Power companies as well as from vehicles and planes for over a decade. These emissions have been declining a little over one percent a year in two thousand seventeen. However, the decline was smaller well, less than one percent. The fact that emissions are declining at all is largely due to natural gas solar and wind energy, replacing coal fired Power generation according to the rhodium group and energy. Think tank. One reason for the slowdown is that people are driving and flying more miles. Now none. The less energy analysts expected emissions will continue to decline even if at a slower rate Christopher, Joyce NPR. News Turkish security forces say an attack killed six village guards and injured seven others in the country's southeast, they blame a Kurdish separatist group. The PK K NPR's limit all Aaron reports. The PK has been fighting the Turkish government on and off since nineteen forty eight. So it's been listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the US and the EU turkeys also been fighting a Kurdish militia group in Syria called the white PG. Uncool says that Syrian based group is actually an extension of the PK K so it must expel it from its border region. Meanwhile, Francis president Macron is trying to position himself as a mediator in the conflict. He met with some Syrian Kurds including members of the white PG this week, and he reached out to Turkey for possible reconciliation talks, but turkeys rejected France's, offer lemon LA NPR news. Beirut, the Pentagon says there was a roadside bombing in Syria. Last night to members of the coalition were killed five. Others were wounded. This is NPR news. News. The governor of Hawaii is expected to sign into law. Today I'm Bill to legalize physician assisted suicide. The measure was approved by the state house and the Senate by wide margins. It would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal drug to adults who have been given no more than six months to live patients must administer the dose themselves. A thirty six year old accountant was the unlikely hero of a National Hockey League game in Chicago. Last night NPR's John Stemp and says, the man was taken it from a recreational game up the street and forced into playing when the Blackhawks regular goalies went down with injuries. Scott foster played some hockey and college over ten years ago. And then the Blackhawks asked him to play the final fourteen minutes of last night's game. The initial shock happened. What happened here? S? I think he just kind of like out to that in what a game. He played fosters, shut down. One of the hottest teams in hockey the Winnipeg Jets, stopping all seven, seven shots in a six, two to win. Although Foster's coach wasn't expecting much Jovem loaded laughing as you're getting on the ice. I think I would too. Nor where his teammates. I don't think I heard anything other than put your helmet on. And now I'm standing here foster returns to his day job this morning Johnston, NPR news and the NC double A women's basketball championship. It's down to the final four tonight. Mississippi State will play Louisville and it's Yukon versus Notre Dame. The men semifinals are tomorrow night. Villanova vs Kansas and Loyola. Chicago against Michigan. I'm Nora raum NPR news in Washington support for this NPR podcast, and the following message come from the UPS store. Who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off, so they'll be open to on March. Thirtieth and thirty. First for all your small business needs visit the UPS store dot com for details.
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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI What is your but that's the question REI coop is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips RE I can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Shea Stevens. The White House says President Trump intends to impose, stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. By the end of the week, NPR Scott Horsely says, the order could include an exemption for certain countries, including Canada, adding exceptions for you as allies, such as Canada could reduce the impact of the tariff water, and also the potential for a retaliatory trade war Republicans have been urging the White House to take a more surgical approach and include exceptions for America's allies, China, which President Trump accuses him undermining US industries through cheap exports says, it will make a necessary response to any US trade war. Chances of a meeting between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart will depend on how the two leaders handle issues of mutual interest. That's the message after a day-long meeting between Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared, Kushner and Mexican affair. Scholes NPR's carry com reports Thursday spent Wednesday in Mexico City meeting with the foreign minister and President. Enrique Pe a Nieto Mexico's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Kushner delivered a message from Trump about the importance of advancing joint initiatives and that a meeting between the two presidents depends on how much progress they make on issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, migration and security. A possible meeting between Trump and pending. The EPA was scuttled after a recent telephone conversation soured between the two over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for US border wall Wednesday. The White House said, Mexico might be exempt from new tariffs Trump is putting on steel and aluminum imports carry con NPR News, Mexico City. It is unclear whether Florida's governor will sign a gun safety Bill That's heading to his desk as emperors Grigg Alan reports the measure calls for three-day waiting period and bruising the minimum age for gun sales and arming certain School employees. Lawmakers are the bill is intended to make sure there are no more school shootings like the one in parkland in which seventeen people died. It bans bumped stocks allows officers to seize the guns of people deemed a threat to themselves or others. It also includes four hundred million dollars to hire more school resource officers, improve mental health counseling and upgrade school security representative. Jared Moskowitz from Parkland says, the bill is just a start. It's not enough when major corporations around this country are ahead of us. We are behind despite calls from the school student activist lawmakers rejected several amendments to banned weapons like the AR fifteen style gun used in parkland Greg, Alan NPR News Tallahassee for the second time in less than a week. A storm is blanketing the East Coast as much as the foot of snow could fall from the Philadelphia area through most of New England before the system moves offshore and Thursday, the Nor'easter as knocked out electricity to some areas still awaiting repairs from last week storm. This is NPR News. The White House says President Trump has already won an arbitration case against an adult film actress claiming she's Trump's former mistress, Stephanie Clifford known professionally. A stormy Daniels is suing to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she wants to set the record straight. Her lawsuit also mentions Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen who says he paid Clifford one hundred and thirty thousand dollars of his own money as part of the agreement. If you suddenly hear someone laughing at you and there's no one else in the room, It could be Amazon's Alexa. The smart speaker has been spontaneously laughing when the device as not in use as NPR's lower side Elber poured some users are not amused. Social media was buzzing with strange stories. One person tweeted that he was on the verge of falling asleep. Then then he heard Baja. He tweeted out, there is a good chance. I get murdered tonight. Alexa also got a little rebellious. A user on Reddit complained that they told Alexa to turn out the lights three times They kept coming back on. Then Alexa stopped responding altogether and let out. The user wrote, I still get the chills. Amazon says it found a fix for the problem. Alexa has been mishearing words as Alexa laugh. The company says, now you have to say, Alexa, Can you laugh? She sure can. Laura sigh ideal NPR News tourist visits to the United States have dropped for the fifth month in a row. The US Commerce Department says international arrivals were down five percent in February as compared to the same month in two thousand sixteen I'm She Stevens NPR News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.